Monday, 11 October 2010 20:59
Pieter started playing the drums at the age of seven.
He struck his first beats in a marching band and later he was educated at the local school of music.
At the age of 17 he passed the entrance exam of the conservatoire, but in this period he had to fulfil his military service.
At the age of 15 Pieter had already joined his first (new wave) band which toured The Netherlands and Belgium. A few years later he played in a cover band called Deadline. With Deadline he has recorded a live- and a studio album. Pieter also played in Empire, a hard rock band with their own material in the style of Queensryche, Metallica and Iron Maiden.
In the year 2001 Pieter toured with the Canadian singer/songwriter Shannon Lyon. Playing at the Oerol festival was a highlight of this tour. Later Pieter joined the cover band Jukebox Night. In this band he met Gerben Klazinga who asked him to play the drums in the Knight Area Band.
Pieter also plays the drums in a fantastic cover band, called Xtralars. The guys play the great tracks from bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and many other super metal bands. In 2011 Pieter contributed to the new album of Anton Roolaart (NYC) by recording several drum tracks for his new album.
Today Pieter still attends master classes (drums) by Cesar Zuiderwijk of Golden Earring and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree).